The Children’s School | Progressive Private School in San Diego

A school your kids will want to go to day after day.

San Diego’s only progressive, independent school choice for Toddler-Eighth Grade.

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Our modern approach to learning

Project based, student focused and personalized learning modernized for today’s challenges. We blend the best of progressive teaching traditions with world class teachers and today’s best practices for early childhood development through early adolescence.

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We embrace bold ideas

Engaged students have a home here. We foster and celebrate the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders by thinking big.

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They are not taught what to think, they are taught HOW to think. TCS fosters a love for learning, gives the students tools they can use to succeed in school and the real-world, and creates a safe space where each child can be their unique self.

Nicole, Current Parent

If you go into a classroom you would see kids writing, learning, working on a project, reading and lots of other things. You would also see trees and plants. You would hear kids laughing, playing and having fun! To me, it feels like the place where I have all the fun!

Current Student, 2nd Grade

TCS has taught me to always challenge myself academically and to be generous towards others. 

Sarah, Class of 2021

My experience at TCS has honestly been unbelievable. I have created amazing relationships with my teachers, faculty, and peers.

Aasha, Class of 2021

In a world with increasing reliance on regurgitating the "right answer," The Children's School teaches children how to think, not what to think.

Laura Owen, Alumni Parent

Prepare students for the real world.

Confidence, competence, compassion and community—students leave ready to succeed.

Children who go to TCS private school in San Diego from elementary through 8th grade are regularly accepted at leading area high schools.

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